Test Report on HUAWEI E392 Multimode 4G LTE USB modem

Previously, LTE sticks always available with branding and software of the large mobile operators Vodafone, O2 and Telekom. These sticks are printed externally with a logo of the network operator and the preinstalled software can often allow only certain SIM cards into the slot. Nowadays, Huawei E392 4G LTE Surf stick on the market can easily be used with any carrier and not tailored to a particular provider.

HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card


The First Impression

The scope of delivery is only a small strap and some instructions. The wrist strap is also attached to the stick and on the cover for the USB port, thus preventing that the cover is lost. Overall looking, the Huawei E392 4G LTE Modem has quite large and bulky for a surf stick, which is certainly the fact that the USB port is not rotatable.

HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card
HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card

The Huawei E392 can be run on both Windows and Mac OS X. After you have inserted the SIM card and the flash drive connected to the computer, the connection software to install. Installation takes usually only a few minutes, then the LTE stick can be used immediately. If the PIN protection is enabled SIM card, you will be prompted to enter the PIN. Other settings do not normally need to be made, the connection software detects the inserted SIM card and automatically configures the matching connection parameters. If there are two different APNs with a provider, you can select them before joining in a dropdown menu. By clicking on the “Connect” the Internet connection is established – the Huawei E392 will select the fastest available network.


HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card
HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card

Under the LTE network, HUAWEI E392 could reach speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s download  and the upload speed up to 50 MBit/s. Huawei E392 is not only suitable for all German LTE networks, but also in other countries, such as in Scandinavia and in Australia. When the stick is used in the UMTS network, based DC-HSPA + the speed could reach up to 43.2 Mbit/s- provided at the current location, this speed is also supported. In my test, I was able to achieve in the download about 52 Mbit/s in the Vodafone LTE network in the UMTS network of Telekom there were at least another 30 Mbit/s The high data rates are not only marketing, but with matching fare quite well in practice achievable.


HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card
HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card


The reception of the Huawei E392 is not quite as good as that of the Vodafone K5005 (or Vodafone K5006 ) or by Telekom Speed Stick LTE Telekom. while the telecom Speed Stick LTE 4G connection is possible, it shows the Huawei E392 3G networks only as available. In my experience, this is also due to the Huawei E392 can’t be rotated into a vertical position where the reception is usually a bit better. If you live in an under-served area, it is advisable to use an external antenna. For it provides the LTE stick two connections for two separate external antennas or MIMO antenna with two antenna connectors – depending on use case.


HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card
HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card



Finally, we can see that the Huawei E392 definitely a good LTE stick. Especially for global travelers, HUAWEI E392 could support all major bands and frequencies; it’s a good companion to go all over the world. The preinstalled software can convince with easy operation and quick setup. Unlocked HUAWEI E392 4G LTE modem is a good gadget a enjoy 4G network. Or alternatively, it can keep fast connection under 3g network. Equipped with an alternative connection software, it is also possible to use the Vodafone K5005 with all network operators.

ZTE MF823 4G LTE Surfstick–World’s Smallest 4G LTE Datacard

ZTE Corporation (ZTE), ein börsennotiertes globaler Anbieter von Telekommunikationsanlagen, Netzwerk-Lösungen und mobile Geräte, hat die Markteinführung des ZTE MF823, die “weltweit kleinste” 4G LTE Datenkarte angekündigt.
Mit Fahrer-free-Funktionen bietet das ZTE MF823 Verbraucher schnell und einfach Internet-Konnektivität. Es verwendet Qualcomm der zweiten Generation LTE Chip-Plattform und ist nur 13mm dick, fast ein Drittel der Größe der ersten Generation LTE Datenkarte und ist damit der weltweit kleinste LTE Datenkarte.
Die ZTE MF823 hat eine Web UI Betrieb, unterstützt IPv6 und ist kompatibel mit Win8/XP/Mac und allen gängigen Betriebssystemen. Es unterstützt LTE-FDD DL / UL 100/50Mbps, UMTS-HSPA +: DL / UL 42/5.76Mbps und GPRS / GSM Abwärtskompatibilität Verbrauchern zu ermöglichen, Highspeed-Internetzugang genießen, wo sie ohne die Notwendigkeit für eine Festnetz Internet verbinden oder öffentlichen WiFi-Hotspot.
Der durchschnittliche Stromverbrauch des MF823 wurde ebenfalls stark gegenüber dem Verbrauch der ersten Generation LTE Datenkarte reduziert, sondern nutzt ein Drittel weniger Strom. Es hat strahlenden Eigenschaften verbessert und mit der niedrigsten Betriebstemperatur in der Branche wird es nicht fühlen sich auch nach langer Zeit der Benutzung heiß.
Die MF823 wurde im Hinblick auf die hohe Bandbreite, niedrige Verzögerung und hohe Übertragungsgeschwindigkeit (um das Ablegen von Daten-und Sprachkommunikation zu reduzieren) optimiert, um sicherzustellen, dass Benutzer können eine neue Generation von mobilen hoher Bandbreite Internet-Zugang genießen.

Die ZTE MF823 hat bereits in Kasachstan gestartet worden und wird in Kürze in Europa und im asiatisch-pazifischen Raum.
Seit 2008 ZTE hat R & D und Investitionen auf LTE Terminal-Produkte fokussiert und hat bereits eine Reihe von LTE-Terminal Kerntechnologie-Patente erhalten. Früher in diesem Jahr ZTE startete der weltweit erste Multi-Standard-USB-Modem, das MF820 und UFI, der MF91. ZTE war auch das erste China Festland Anbieter, der eine 4G LTE Smartphone, das Grand X LTE (T82) zu starten. Derzeit ZTE verfügt über sieben Prozent der 4G LTE grundlegenden Patente unter den globalen Telekommunikations-Anbieter.

4G Broadband for 4G LTE Band 3 (1800Mhz)—Most Commonly Commercial LTE Spectrum

According to the most recent report of LTE network status from GSA, total 42 operators over the world had commercially launched LTE 1800Mhz as their next generation LTE network spectrum. Some of them may set this single band or as a part of multiple band deployment. In the total 113 commercial LTE networks, the band 1800 occupies 37%, which let it become the most popular and most commonly commercial LTE band.

And we also get the the spectrum of 1800Mhz is now available in follow 29 countries: Angola, Australia, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mauritius, Namibia, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Korea, Tajikistan, UAE, and UK.

It would be lucky for those people who had a 4G USB Modem, 4G WiFi Router, 4G Tablet or 4G Smartphone, because if they go to these countries, they just need to change their SIM card, they can easy enjoy the local 4G Service. Of course, they have to make sure their devices are unlocked. Here now most of the 4G broadband could find unlocked one in the market.

In this case, what’s the best 4G USB modem and 4G WiFi Router for band 1800Mhz? It’s a good question for those who usually go to different countries, this information help them to get  devices for commonly use.


Per the past market record, HUAWEI and ZTE sales of 4G LTE terminal leads the 4G era. And the two Chinese vendors released the most 4G gadgets. Unlike 3G USB modem or 3G Router, 4G modem and 4G Router are not in high price range because very few people feel urgent to use 4G broadband to get 4G speed, the production of these broadband in low level. And the current economy depression slower down the promotion of 4G.

Now we back to the question, what is the best 4G USB modem for spectrum 1800Mhz? The writer think to give options is better to give decision, HUAWEI is the world top telecom equipment supplier and their modems and routers are stable functions, but its competitor ZTE is also not bad, with the reliable quality, ZTE can offer comparatively better price than ZTE. Just like to choose a smartphone between Apple and Samsung, if you want more fashion and more cool, choose Apple, but if you concern more about the price, SAMSUNG may be a better choice.

So we recommend HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Surfstick and ZTE MF820 4G USB modem for band 1800Mhz. But you may feel confused by HUAWEI E392 model number, you can check the previous blog about E392 frequency and you can choose the right one.


Regarding the 4G Router, it seems HUAWEI E589 4G Pocket WiFi and ZTE MF91 4G Pocket WiFi Router are perfect, but per our investigation, Sierra Wireless released its 4G pocket WiFi Router in large quantity, it’s now selling at lower price, Sierra Wireless 760s and 762s 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot. People can take them into consideration.